Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. Proverbs 13:10
Have you ever known someone who is always involved in controversy, arguments and disputes? Have you ever wondered why they have so much trouble?
Your answer might just be found in this proverb: Pride.
My way or the highway, you can’t say that to me, I’m right and you’re wrong… Yes, these all come from pride, the continual belief that you are somehow more worthy of respect, more valuable or just “better” than the other person. Does everybody really need your opinion on everything; must we all hear and agree with your thoughts?
If you want a life chock full of struggle and hassle, then say “yes” to those questions, but if you prefer a little peace and harmony, think again.
A person who is willing to take advice from another, is a person who doesn’t just assume they are always right, for they are humble enough to recognize that others have valuable insights too. Such a person might even come to understand that they too can be wrong sometimes.